Winter in the UK is quite harsh. The temperature hovers around freezing point, if not lower. Roads are either covered in snow or are wet. The sun seldom shows its face, and when it does, it’s never quite enough.
Every person’s lifestyle changes in winter. You switch from air condition to heater, jackets and coats become wardrobe essentials, even food habits change during those months. So, why won’t tyres?
If you didn’t know this already, there are different sets of tyres for summer and winter. No, it’s not a ruse by the tyre companies to make you buy extra tyres. For those who are concerned about their road-safety, summer tyres will never be enough when the temperature drops below 7°C.
Before we move on to explain what’s so special about them, you might be interested in knowing where you can buy winter tyres in Blackburn. The answer is right here, at Nil’s Tyre Services Blackburn. Our collection of winter tyres is among the best in Blackburn, and you’ll understand why when you visit our workshop.
What makes winter tyres unique?
There are a few aspects of winter tyres that make them uniquely suited to tackle the low temperature.
- Softer rubber compound
A tyre’s ability to grip the road becomes essential during winter. Roads are extra slippery in these months, and if your car is not fitted with winter tyres, you risk losing control. Winter tyres achieve this extra grip due to a softer rubber compound used for its manufacturing. Summer tyres tend to become stiff and even brittle when the temperature doesn’t favour them.
- Deeper grooves
As long as we are on the topic of grip, the grooves on winter tyres are relatively deeper and broader than on summer tyres. It enhances grip as well as the contact area with the road. Also, when driving on snow, the deep grooves capture snow and help improve the traction.
What are my options?
Practically every major tyre company has a selection of winter tyres to choose from. You’ll find every one of them at Nil’s Tyre Services Blackburn, where you can choose winter tyres from:
There are winter tyres for all types of vehicles. Passenger cars, SUVs, vans, and trucks, all have winter tyres specifically designed for them.
So, what are you waiting for? Choose from the most extensive range of winter tyres in Blackburn at our workshop. If you’re looking to buy winter tyres online, we sell those too. Knock yourself out on our e-store!